Scott Sinclair said an emotional goodbye to Celtic fans after leaving the club in order to join Championship side Preston North End.
Scott Sinclair’s Celtic career did not come to an end like he would have envisioned. One of the most important pieces of the Treble Treble side, the English winger spent this season rotting in the reserves before signing with Preston North End.
One of the club’s top players under Brendan Rodgers, Sinclair did not enjoy the same prominence in the team since the return of Neil Lennon though and had fallen behind the likes of Mohamed Elyounoussi and Mikey Johnston in the pecking order. He had made just 7 appearances this season, a complete overturn after featuring 160 times over the past three seasons.
Upon arrival, Sinclair had taken Scottish football by storm. He scored 25 goals in his debut campaign and took home all individual honours. While he has not been able to hit those lofty heights since, he did end up scoring 62 goals over his Celtic career. And it is hard not to feel that he still had a lot to give to the club if he had not been completely frozen out.
Sinclair was adored by the fans during his time at Parkhead and it is quite clear that the feeling is mutual. As reported by The Scottish Sun, after securing his move to Preston North End the former Celtic winger said:
“They made an amazing song for me.
“I had an amazing relationship with the Celtic fans and the love and support they have shown me over the last three years or so I can never repay.”
While the end to his Celtic career was not ideal, there are a lot of great memories that he left behind. It was a beautiful and magical time. And we can only wish him the best of luck at his new club. Thank you for the memories, Scott. Thank you for everything.